Indiana received a tough blow this week.
On Tuesday, Indiana Football announced that starting QB Michael Penix Jr. will miss the remainder of the season. According to the reports, Penix sustained a right sternoclavicular injury and underwent surgery to fix the issue Monday. After the surgery, it was determined he will be out the rest of the way.
#IUFB's Michael Penix Jr. out for season.
— Indiana Football (@IndianaFootball) November 5, 2019
There was initially some confusion on whether or not Penix had been injured or was simply removed from the game against Northwestern due to the score. Now, Penix’s season is done after undergoing surgery for that injury.
Penix appeared in just three games as a freshman in 2018 and had already missed some time this season. He finishes 2019 after appearing in six games while completing 68.8% of his passes. Penix threw for 1,394 yards and 10 touchdowns with four interceptions. He also added two scores on the ground.
Hopefully, Penix is able to regroup and come back stronger for 2020. There’s no denying he is an extremely tough and talented player, and his loss is a tough one for the Hoosiers.
Fortunately, Indiana’s QB situation remains in good hands. Backup Peyton Ramsey served as the starter for much of the 2018 season and has already thrown for over 1,300 yards while appearing in seven games this season.